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Jacobs Infrastructure Funding Grants Writer - Remote in San Francisco, California

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Here at Jacobs, we apply our expertise and knowledge as we look into the future with great optimism and focus. We don’t settle until we give our best and know that we’re making a difference. If you want to join a company invested in you, your success and the global community - join us as an Infrastructure Funding & Grants Consultant to help the communities thrive.

As a vital member of our team, you’ll support the efforts of our clients, including cities, counties, state departments of transportation, transit agencies, and utilities to secure federal and state funding for their critical projects. You will collaborate with diverse teams at Jacobs such as our federal grants experts, government relations team, transportation planners, economists, resiliency engineers, and many others to understand our clients’ infrastructure projects and funding needs, and ultimately to develop competitive federal and state grant applications.

You will use your research and writing skills to develop federal and state grant applications that thoroughly address grant program requirements, while creatively highlighting the strengths of every project. You will work together with the Jacobs teams described previously, but also spend a significant portion of your time working independently, researching topics such as community demographics and economic trends in areas adjacent to proposed projects, related planning efforts, etc., to support development of grant application narratives. You will also interface directly with clients and may be responsible for managing grant application project schedules and budgets.

Working together, we’ll help you grow and pursue what fulfills you so that we can make impacts on the future – big and small, global, and local.

Specific responsibilities that the grant application writer is envisioned to hold include the following:

  • Participate in project kickoff and coordination calls with clients to discuss candidate grant projects and request relevant information on the infrastructure project seeking funding

  • Draft sections of project grant applications, ensuring that all funding agency requirements are addressed to the best extent possible

  • Conduct desktop research as needed to “make the case” for the project, including on topics such as regional economic trends, demographics served by the project, and past impacts of infrastructure failures

  • Track compliance of draft applications with requirements identified in instructions and guidance documents provided by grant agencies

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Strong writing skills, including the ability to draft report-length project narratives in a professional voice and style, free of spelling or grammatical errors

Ability to distill key themes and compelling elements of a large infrastructure project and articulate them concisely for an unfamiliar reader

Basic document layout and production skills in Word, including use of references, styles, and image formatting

Organizational skills to help track compliance with grant program requirements in Word document or Excel spreadsheets

Experience with federal or state infrastructure grant programs preferred

Knowledge of transportation, water, or municipal sector infrastructure challenges and/or capital planning processes preferred

Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2 years of professional experience required

Your most impactful mission in this role is to embrace living inclusion every day and enabling diversity and equality globally. For us, this means creating a culture of belonging where we all thrive by embracing all perspectives. An inclusive culture with many perspectives through diverse backgrounds allows us to leverage knowledge, leadership, and connection to bring forth opportunity, creativity and growth.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.